Rachel Thomas


Rachel qualified from Glasgow University and spent her first eight years in practice working in rural mixed practice in South Wales, Devon and Somerset. Moving to Cardiff she joined an independent small animal practice as an assistant; buying into the practice as a partner and eventually selling the practice. She worked for Medivet, a large corporate veterinary group before taking a sabbatical year. During this year she worked in an emergency clinic, locumed for several different clinics and travelled. This included several weeks at a charity clinic in Goa, India, teaching surgery to veterinary students, neutering street dogs and vaccinating them against rabies. She also travelled to Chernobyl, meeting the descendents of the dogs abandoned when the population was evacuated. She spent three months in Italy, studying Italian and skiing.

She also locumed in Sweden and this inspired her to move to Stockholm, where she is working in a small animal clinic. She is learning Swedish and enjoying the outdoor life, including taking up cross-country skiing.

Latest articles by Rachel Thomas

How to choose a dog groomer
How to choose a dog groomer
Not all dogs need to go to a groomer regularly. But all breeds can enjoy grooming, even if it’s just a wash and tidy up. Certain breeds, however, need regular grooming. If you don’t have the time, skill or inclination fo…
January 15, 2022 • 35 shares
Does pet insurance cover dietary issues?
Pet Insurance
Does pet insurance cover dietary issues?
We all hope that our pets never become ill, but failing that, there’s pet insurance! Or at least we hope so. Pet insurance enables many pets to have treatments that their owners couldn’t otherwise afford and provides pea…
January 11, 2022 • 21 shares
When can I leave my puppy on their own
When can I leave my puppy on their own
2020 was the year when everyone stayed at home. All. The. Time. Admittedly this was due to some pretty exceptional international circumstances; but between lockdowns, homeschooling and working from home, most people spen…
March 10, 2021 • 92 shares
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